FABTECH - SelfLube Will Feature its New Line of Custom Wear Strips at This Year's Fabtech Expo

SelfLube will have on display its brand new line of custom wear strips at Fabtech 2015. The company is now offering non-rectangular shapes for its wear strip line.

Coopersville, MI November 04, 2015 -- SelfLube, the leading U.S. manufacturer of precision mold and die components, will be displaying a new product family at the Fabtech Expo in Chicago next week: custom wear strips with non-rectangular shapes, which largely eliminates the need for secondary processing.


"Wear strips are used extensively in the Tooling Industry. Typically they have a rectangular shape," explains SelfLube Owner Phil Allor. "But, if the space available in the tool is not exactly rectangular, you have a problem. Until now your only option would be to order a rectangular part then alter it. But, altering sucks up time and money so it's something you really want to avoid if at all possible." Now you can.

SelfLube has been manufacturing standard and custom wear strips for many years. This allowed customers to specify features such as:

* size
* hole pattern
* hole type
* edge chamfers
* corner radii

But, the actual shape pretty much had to be rectangular. Now that is not the case. "We are looking to be able to accommodate the majority of shapes that customers regularly ask for," Allor goes on. "There will still be some shapes that will require secondary processing. Our goal is to make that a very small number."

The Fabtech Expo will be November 9-12th at the McCormick Place in Chicago. 1,500 exhibitors and 40,000 attendees are expected. Samples of SelfLube's new special shape wear strips can be seen at Booth: S4567.

SelfLube is the leading U.S. manufacturer of mold and die components. The company manufactures both conventional and self-lubricating components used in molds, dies and special machines. As an ISO 9001:2008 registered company with seven successive audits with zero non-conformances, SelfLube's full product line can be viewed on the company's website along with CAD models of each part number. SelfLube would like to invite tool builders in the stamping industry to visit them at Booth S4567. For more information about Fabtech 2015 contact Jordan Fifelski at 800-690-3600 or jbock(at)selflube(dot)com.

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